Jake and Conor are All-Ireland under-20 champions, the junior-A side suffer extra-time heartbreak while Foley’s Inver, Gortlandroe show their generosity
Commiserations go to our junior-A hurlers who lost out to an excellent Toomevara side in a pulsating North Tipperary final in Templederry on Sunday last. Entering the closing stages Nenagh were three-points down but fought back to level deep in injury time thanks to a Donnacha Quinn pointed-free. Toomevara had a blistering start to extra time and by the break they led by eight points, a lead Nenagh just could not reel in. Both sides can now look forward to the county championship and who’s to say they won’t meet again in the county final.
Senior & Minor Hurling
Best of luck to our senior hurlers who play Loughmore Castleiney on Sunday at 1pm in The Ragg in the county championship while our minors face Kiladangan on Wednesday evening at 6:45pm in Toomevara.
We send our congratulations to both Conor McCarthy and Jake Morris who played pivotal roles as the Tipperary under-20s defeated Cork in the All-Ireland final on Saturday evening in LIT Gaelic Grounds, 5-17 to 1-18. Tipperary won and the very first and last under-21 crowns and they have continued that tradition by capturing the under-20 title.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 24, 2019
Foley’s Inver, Gortlandroe
The camogie club were thrilled with the news during the week that Foley’s Inver on Gortlandroe had kindly sponsored us €1,000 which will be spent on equipment and promoting and encouraging girls to participate in the sport. Their generosity will make it a lot easier for us to keep girls involved in the sport for longer and will have a hugely positive benefit on the local economy.
Our seniors were heavily defeated by Drom and Inch in the senior championship during the week but all is not lost because if they beat Cashel Camogie Club on Friday evening in Cashel they will make the knock out stages.
Fr. Tom Seymour
We were all deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of our dear friend Fr. Tom Seymour. A native of Portroe, Fr. Tom was stationed in Nenagh for a long number of years and was a regular visitor to MacDonagh Park where he played cards every week in clubhouse. Fr. Tom became a confidant, friend and advisor to so many in the club and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
We extend our sympathies to his brothers Denis and John (Jack), sisters-in-law Norah and Anna, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Bishop Fintan Monahan, priests and religious in Killaloe Diocese, relatives, friends and parishioners of the various parishes that he administered.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
All-Ireland Champion Visits MacDonagh Park
On Wednesday, just three days after performing heroics in the All-Ireland final, Barry Heffernan took time out of his busy schedule to visit all the young boys and girls at the Cúl Camp in MacDonagh Park and happily posed for photographs, answered questions as well as joining in in a chant of “Tipp, Tipp, Tipp…”.
We wish to thank Tipperary Coaching and Games officers Paudie Malone, Dinny Maher and all the coaches at the camp for their hard work during the week and of course the young boys and girls for their excellent behaviour. To see photographs from Barry’s visit please click here.
The under-6 boys played a blitz in Newport on Saturday. Ourselves, Ballina, Newport, Silvermines and Murroe-Boher all took part. Thanks to Newport for hosting us. Thanks also to all the parents who travelled after a busy week at the Cúl Camp.
The club played Doon recently in the President’s Cup, a tournament to honour all our club presidents and we were delighted to welcome Ger Gavin, Jimmy Morris and five time All-Ireland medal winner Mick Burns to the club on the night. It was fantastic to see the reaction of the players from both sides when they realised they were standing in the presence of greatness as they realised Mick had achieved so much in the game. Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful success.
We had a brilliant week this week as the club hosted the Cúl Camp summer camp and we were thrilled and honoured to welcome a host of special guests including All-Ireland champion Barry Heffernan along with the Liam MacCarthy Cup as well as County Board chairman John Devane. We wish to thank Paudie Malone and Dinny Maher from Tipperary Games and Coaching, the coaches and volunteers for all their hard work and making the week a massive success.
One of players, Scott O’Brien, recently departed these shores to head across the pond to the USA, more specifically to Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois on a golf scholarship where he will study Business Management. Scott has been a fine goalkeeper in hurling and forward in Gaelic football over the years and we wish him all the best in his studies and golf career.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were:
Patricia Tappendon, Ballygraigue Est
Ita Manning, Gortlandroe
Pat Ryan, c/o Guardian
Seamus Houlihan, Summerhill
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.
Barry Heffernan gets a hero's welcome at @nenagheireog cul camp today! Thanks to Barry for taking time out of his day to talk to all the children, sign autographs and take pics with the cup. UP TIPP🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦@NenaghGuardian @TippSupporters @TipperaryGAA @BrophShane @TippFM pic.twitter.com/eyhAqaqL71
— Paudie Malone GDA (@GdaNorthTipp) August 21, 2019